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Classic Rock 102 9

Classic Rock 102 9

The Valleys only original Classic Rock Station, With new music from classic artists and a showcase for local rock bands.

Mark BoneAnd now...your 5 Random Facts...

1. The scrolling text at the beginning of the early "Star Wars" movies was done by printing out the entire thing and having a camera slowly roll over it. (Ahhhh, special effects....)

2. William Henry Harrison gave a presidential inauguration speech that was two hours, even though there was bad weather in D.C. He also didn't wear a coat, to show how tough he was. But then he got sick . . . and died one month into his term.

3. Philadelphia cream cheese is named after the town of Philadelphia in New York, where cream cheese was originally produced.

4. Ferris wheels were originally called "pleasure wheels" when they were invented in the 1600s.(hmmmm...that sounds like a whole different item...)

5. The "ZIP" in ZIP code stands for "Zone Improvement Plan." They were created in 1963 to help mail carriers deliver mail more efficiently . . . so they could "zip" along their routes.

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    Mark BoneAre you excited to get out of the house and see your favorite NFL team this season . . . providing there even IS a season, and your team is selling tickets? Well, some of you won't be after you hear this:


    You'll have to wear a mask.


    NFL Vice President of Communications Brian McCarthy Tweeted the news yesterday . . . quote, "For those wondering, yes, it is league-wide: fans at NFL games this season will be required to wear face coverings."


    Some fans are raising hell over this.


    Not all teams are even allowing fans in their stadiums . . . but the Atlanta Falcons just announced they'll seat between 10,000 and 20,000 for home games.

    1 week ago

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      1 week ago

        Mark BoneJourney guitarist Neal Schon has shared his recollections about his time working with the legendary Carlos Santana. During an interview by guitarist Joe Bonamassa for his ongoing YouTube series, "Live From Nerdville," Schon was asked about his experience working with Santana. "It was such an experience to go to all those different countries. I was still in high school and I'm in Ghana, Africa... I'm everywhere,"
        Schon replied. "It was quite an experience. I'm lucky to be alive.

        Radio Woodstock has announced that it will air iconic live performances from The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Nirvana and many others next month. The radio network said it will celebrate their 40th year of independent broadcasting by commemorating the anniversary of the iconic Woodstock festival with "Radio Woodstock's The Greatest Festival of All Time" special.

        Desmond Child revealed via social media last Wednesday (July 15) that he'll be working on new music with veteran rocker Alice Cooper. "SCHOOL'S OUT FOR THE SUMMER! Alice Cooper and I are cooking up a ginormous, poisonous anthemic masterpiece for next year. So exciting to work with the rock genius & visionary Alice Cooper again. Remember our album TRASH? Listen to it from start to finish now.
        Sounds like we just recorded last week... it's eternal like Alice. Stay tuned for more updates!" Child wrote on his Facebook page. Alice and Child previously teamed up for the Trash album in 1989, which went on to become Cooper's biggest seller in more than a decade.

        1 week ago

          Mark BoneYour 5 Random Facts for today...."Ron? Really?....how unimaginative...



          1. King Arthur didn't just have a sword named Excalibur. He also had a spear named Ron.

          2. The first hashtag ever used was "#barcamp." A social technology expert named Chris Messina tweeted in August 2007, quote, "How do you feel about using [the pound sign] for groups. As in #barcamp?" Clearly people liked that idea.

          3. FDR's family became wealthy thanks to his grandfather's work in the opium trade.

          4. Bruce Springsteen has never had a number one hit. And Bob Dylan only got his first number one hit in April of this year, with "Murder Most Foul".

          5. Jam is made from fruit . . . jelly is made from juice . . . preserves have chunks of fruit . . . and marmalades have peel and pulp.

          1 week ago

            Mark BoneThe Chris Cornell estate has shared the late Soundgarden frontman's previously unreleased cover of the Guns N' Roses song "Patience." The song was recorded in 2016 at Los Angeles' Henson Studios and was was released on July 20, which would have been Cornell's 56th birthday

            Ozzy Osbourne's wife Sharon says her husband is improving health-wise, and confirmed that the metal icon is once again working with Andrew Watt on a new album."He's had a terrible, terrible injury. At one point they thought he would never walk again, but he is. He's walking and he's doing great," Sharon said on Steve-O's "Wild Ride" podcast. Ozzy had a spinal injury from a fall and is also suffering from Parkinson's disease, which forced the singer to cancel his farewell tour. "He's been hit by so much medically, but he is doing good. He's getting stronger every day,"


            A Ferrari once owned by Eddie Van Halen is set to be auctioned on Wednesday (July 22). The auction will be hosted at the East Coast auction house Gotta Have Rock And Roll. "Here's an opportunity of a lifetime to own something that belonged to Guitar God Eddie Van Halen," the auction house website says. "Imagine owning and driving Eddie Van Halen's Ferrari! This is the ultimate collector's item.

            1 week ago

              Mark BoneToday’s Rock Report

              KISS have announced the revised schedule for the European leg of their "End Of The Road" tour. The rock band said more dates will be added later. KISS co-lead vocalist Paul Stanley said, "We are waiting. We are ready. When we are told everyone is safe and this pandemic is over, we will shake the earth and rock your world as always and as never before."

              Following the death of Congressman John Lewis on Friday, Paul McCartney has suggested the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, should be renamed after the longtime lawmaker and civil rights leader.
              "Sad to hear the news that civil rights legend John Lewis died yesterday," McCartney said on Twitter. "He was such a great leader who fought with honesty and bravery for civil rights in America. Long may his memory remain in our hearts." "How about renaming the famous Pettus Bridge that he and Martin Luther King Jr. and others walked across in the '60s for the civil rights movement and rename it the John Lewis Bridge?" the former Beatle added. Martin Luther King Jr. and Lewis were among a large group of peaceful protesters who famously held a voting rights march across the bridge from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965 before being attacked by armed police. The bridge is currently named for Edmund Pettus, a former U.S. Senator, Confederate general and grand dragon in the Ku Klux Klan. E Street Band guitarist Steven Van Zandt also joined the call for the bridge to be renamed after Lewis, who he called a "good friend" and a "real hero."
              "Hopefully the Edmund Pettus Bridge will be renamed the John Lewis Bridge. It should have happened while he was alive," Van Zandt tweeted. "Why we would have anything named after the grand dragon of the ku klux klan is way beyond me." Lewis, who served in Congress for over three decades, died on July 17 at the age of 80 following a battle with pancreatic cancer.......

              2 weeks ago

                Mark BoneOMG!!!! I sooooo wanna smack this KAREN in the back of the head....

                Cartoon Network has been offering mature content on its late-night Adult Swim block since 2001. But some KAREN out there just discovered it for the first time recently . . . and she wants to speak to a manager. Figuratively speaking.

                She Tweeted, quote, "Cartoon Network after hours. They throw it in your face. They hope you aren't the kind of parents who monitors what your kids watch and do.

                "They're busy conditioning them. What do you see here? I see witches abusing babies. This is not ok. This is not funny."

                After getting blasted on Twitter, she said, quote, "When the darkness is exposed, the demons start panicking." Then she took her account private, which is kind of ironic.

                Yesterday, Adult Swim responded by Tweeting out the "mature material" warning that runs before every show.

                2 weeks ago

                  Mark BoneWithout further adu...because we are all out of adu...your 5 Random Facts!

                  1. Albert Einstein, Edgar Allan Poe, Jesse James, H.G. Wells, and Charles Darwin all married their first cousins.

                  2. The 37 NFL players with the most points in their careers are all kickers. The 38th highest scoring player is Jerry Rice, who was a wide receiver.

                  3. "Lawrence of Arabia" is over 220 minutes long, and doesn't have a single line of dialogue spoken by a woman.

                  4. The island of Puerto Rico was originally called San Juan Bautista, and the main city was called Puerto Rico. But eventually, those switched . . . the island became Puerto Rico and the main city became San Juan.

                  5. Bananas contain about 450 milligrams of potassium . . . and about .01% of it is RADIOACTIVE. So if you managed to eat 150 trillion bananas in one sitting, you'd die from radiation poisoning.

                  2 weeks ago

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                    We have the Rock Report and more including the trifecta, that is brought to you by Puretone Hearing aids, call them today 746-6068

                    2 weeks ago

                      Mark BoneThe BRN brought to you by our sponsor Canna 4 Life on 6th in Clarkston.
                      We have the Rock Report and more including the trifecta, that is brought to you by Puretone Hearing aids, call them today 746-6068

                      2 weeks ago

                        Mark BoneHere are your 5 Random Facts for today.

                        1. NASA used to hold beauty pageants in the '50s and '60s. The title changed names from "Miss Guided Missile" to "Queen of Outer Space" to "Miss NASA."

                        2. Highlighters were originally yellow because they wouldn't leave a shadow when a paper was Xeroxed.

                        3. Tea bags were invented by accident in 1908. A salesman in New York sent samples of tea to people in silk bags, and they assumed they were supposed to put the entire bag into the pot. And the trend caught on.

                        4. Darius Rucker wasn't "Hootie" in Hootie and the Blowfish. Those were the nicknames of two of his best friends in college . . . one of whom had big eyes and looked like an owl, and one who had big cheeks.

                        5. Originally, Steven Spielberg was developing "Cape Fear" and Martin Scorsese was developing "Schindler's List". Neither of them were into their own project, so they decided to trade movies.

                        2 weeks ago

                          Mark BoneToday’s rock report.

                          The Beatles are the top-selling rock band of the first-half of 2020. The iconic band sold 1.094 million units from January through June, including album sales and album equivalent units (via song downloads and streaming), according to Nielsen's Mid-Year Report. The top five on the rock sales list also includes Queen with 768,000 units, Imagine Dragons with 593,000 units, Fleetwood Mac with 565,000 units and Metallica with 551,000.

                          Melissa Etheridge opened up about how she is recovering from the death of her son in an emotional interview.
                          Melissa's 21-year-old son Beckett died due to an opioid addiction in May. "He loved to snowboard and that's where he broke his ankle and that's what started the whole downward spiral of pain killers," she said in an interview with "Good Morning America." "As a parent, you know your children have their own lives and make their own choices -- but you just can't help to feel responsible, of course, for them."

                          Joan Jett released a cover of T. Rex's Electric Warrior track "Jeepster" on July 15. Her reimagination will be part of the upcoming tribute album Angelheaded Hipster, due out on September 4th via BMG.
                          Hal Willner, who produced the two-disc Angelheaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan and T. Rex, passed away due to complications from COVID-19 in April. The compilation contains 26 songs in all, including a cover of "Bang a Gong (Get It On)" by U2 featuring Elton John, "Main Man" by Father John Misty, "Life's a Gas" by Lucinda Williams and "Plant Queen" by Todd Rundgren.

                          2 weeks ago

                            Mark BoneBefore this craps out on me again...here are your 5 Random Facts for today...

                            1. You'd weigh about 1% less at the equator than on the North or South Pole because of the difference in the gravitational pull.

                            2. No matter HOW scrambled a Rubik's Cube is, there's a way to solve it within 20 moves.

                            3. "Kokomo" by the Beach Boys is about a fictional place. There's no island "off the Florida Keys" or in the Caribbean with that name.

                            4. The best-selling fiction book in history is believed to be "Don Quixote" with approximately 500 million copies sold.

                            5. Denver was originally awarded the 1976 Winter Olympics, but in 1972, the people of Colorado overwhelmingly voted not to spend tax dollars to have the Games there. The 1976 Winter Olympics ended up in Innsbruck, Austria instead.

                            2 weeks ago

                              Mark BoneThe pandemic has made people re-evaluate so many things in their lives. One of those things? Whether they still want to have "Zeppelin Rules!" tattooed on their lower back.


                              According to Removery, which is a laser tattoo removal business in 31 cities, they've seen a 30% jump in tattoo removal requests compared to this time last year.


                              Quote, "We're hearing from so many people who are reflecting on their lives during the quarantine . . .


                              "Wanting to remove tattoos after making big changes in career or relationships, or just generally having more time to consider the image they want to project to the world."

                              2 weeks ago

                                Mark BoneThe pandemic has made people re-evaluate so many things in their lives. One of those things? Whether they still want to have "Zeppelin Rules!" tattooed on their lower back.


                                According to Removery, which is a laser tattoo removal business in 31 cities, they've seen a 30% jump in tattoo removal requests compared to this time last year.


                                Quote, "We're hearing from so many people who are reflecting on their lives during the quarantine . . .


                                "Wanting to remove tattoos after making big changes in career or relationships, or just generally having more time to consider the image they want to project to the world."

                                2 weeks ago

                                  Mark BoneAs the first half of the year now lay behind us, Nielsen Music has released streaming, radio and airplay data recorded between January and July 2020. The most staggering piece of information to be gleaned from the data is that globally, music consumption has seen a rise of 16.2% compared to the previous year, 19.3% of which was accounted for by rock artists, especially the classics. Four of the top 5 spots on the most-streamed artists in the Rock genre are taken up by classic acts,

                                  Van Halen lead singer David Lee Roth says he is unsure if guitarist and co-founder Eddie Van Halen will tour again. Speaking to the New York Times, Roth was asked if he thought Van Halen, who hasn't performed live since 2015, would ever tour again.

                                  Deep Purple have released a new song, "Nothing at All," the third single from their upcoming 21st album, Whoosh!, due out on August 7. The song finds Ian Gillan and his group tackling the concept of nothingness, dealing with it philosophically and through action. The lyrics come out strongly against the damage caused to Mother Earth by humans.

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                                        Mark BoneHere are your 5 Random Facts for today...
                                        1. Only about 10% to 15% of our laughter is in response to a joke . . . the rest is just a response to social cues and situations.

                                        2. The official name for people living in Indiana is "Hoosiers," not "Indianians," according to the U.S. Government Publishing Office's style guidelines.

                                        3. The land speed record for a tortoise is 0.63 miles per hour. It happened at an amusement park in England in 2014.

                                        4. When Diet Coke debuted in 1982, it was the first time Coca-Cola used the word "Coke" on any of its products.

                                        5. Even if you don't win a medal at the Olympics, there's a consolation prize for the athletes who finish fourth through eighth. They all get a certificate called an OLYMPIC DIPLOMA.

                                        3 weeks ago

                                          Mark BoneElvis Costello released his second song of the year, titled "Hetty O'Hara Confidential." It follows "No Flag", which was released in June after a long gap. The Grammy-winning English singer-songwriter described the song as the "tale of a tattler who outlives her time." Produced by Costello at Suomenlinnan Studio in Finnish capital Helsinki,

                                          Legendary rock band Jefferson Starship have released "It's About Time," a song from their upcoming EP, Mother of the Sun. The song, the band's first single in twelve years, was co-written by former singer Grace Slick alongside current singer Cathy Richardson and guitarist Jude Gold. In a statement, Richardson said Mother of the Sun, which is set to drop on August 21, is dedicated to former Jefferson Starship guitarist Paul Kantner, who died in 2016.

                                          Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen has said that the odds of the band's tour with Mötley Crüe, scheduled from mid-June 2021, taking place are "50-50," as he feels the new dates might suffer the same fate as the originally scheduled trek. Collen made this comment during a recent interview with broadcaster Eddie Trunk on his SiriusXM show "Trunk Nation." Responding to a question whether the tour would go ahead next year, Collen said, "I honestly don't know. I'd say it's 50/50. If everyone does what they are supposed to do, then we will be there next summer.

                                          3 weeks ago

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                                            3 weeks ago

                                              Mark BoneHere ya go! Your 5 Random Facts!

                                              1. Russian cosmonauts used to carry special pistols to space . . . so they could shoot any bears and wolves that attacked them when they landed in Siberia.

                                              2. The official bird of the city of Redondo Beach, California is the Goodyear Blimp.

                                              3. There's one hour a day where it's three different dates in three parts of the world. When it's 11:00 P.M. Monday in American Samoa, it's 5:00 A.M. Tuesday in New York, and 12:00 A.M. Wednesday in the Pacific island country Kiribati.

                                              4. The sentence "Anger? 'Tis safe never. Bar it! Use love!" is a bilingual palindrome, which means it has the same meaning in Latin if you read it backwards.
                                              It becomes "Evoles ut ira breve nefas sit; regna," which translates to "Rise up, in order that your anger may be but a brief madness; control it!" (Someone has a lot of time on their hands...)

                                              5. Diarrhea was the leading cause of death for troops in the Civil War, and soldiers had an honor code where they wouldn't shoot someone who was pooping.

                                              3 weeks ago

                                                Mark BoneRock Report...

                                                Paul Stanley has criticized the conspiracy theories about wearing masks and called on people to wear a mask in public to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Stanley recently posted a photo of himself and his eight-year-old daughter Emily wearing masks on Twitter, accompanied by the caption, "Sunset at the beach with Emily."
                                                "WEAR YOUR MASK! Don't listen to conspiracy theorists or graduates of The Internet University Of Medicine. While the credible authorities and experts continue to learn more about Covid 19 they remain in agreement about safety protocols. End of story," the KISS guitarist and co-lead vocalist said.


                                                Former Journey frontman Steve Perry recently took to Twitter to say he has not given permission to any political candidates to use "Don't Stop Believin'" in their campaigns. "As one of the songwriters of 'Don't Stop Believin',' I have not given permission to any political candidate to use this song!" he tweeted. Perry tweeted his objection after the song was played at President Donald Trump's stop at Mt. Rushmore, as the president was flying to the site on Marine One.

                                                Roger Taylor has ruled out the possibility of a sequel to musical biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, at least for now.
                                                There have been rumors that a sequel to the Oscar-winning hit film that tells the story of Queen and its late frontman Freddie Mercury could be in the cards In a telephone interview with Rolling Stone, In his opinion, doing a sequel to a hit film is "dangerous territory."

                                                3 weeks ago